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Rethinking Sexual Citizenship (SUNY series in Queer Politics and Cultures) Kindle Edition
Public policy often assumes there is one correct way to be a family. Rethinking Sexual Citizenship argues that policies that enforce this idea hurt all of us and harm our democracy. Jyl J. Josephson uses the concept of "sexual citizenship" (a criticism of the assumption that all families have a heterosexual at their center) to show how government policies are made to punish or reward particular groups of people. This analysis applies sexual citizenship not only to policies that impact LGBTQ families, but also to other groups, including young people affected by abstinence-only public policies and single-parent families affected by welfare policy. The book also addresses the idea that the "normal" family in the United States is white. It concludes with a discussion of how scholars and activists can help create a more inclusive democracy by challenging this narrow view of public life.
...Rethinking Sexual Citizenship is a rigorously theorized and historically informed analysis whose contribution to the fields of sexuality studies and American politics is both thrilling and timely. -- H-Net Reviews (H-Citizenship) --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Jyl J. Josephson is Associate Professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. She is the author of Gender, Families, and State: Child Support Policy in the United States and the coeditor (with Sue Tolleson-Rinehart) of Gender and American Politics: Women, Men, and the Political Process. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B01FGHSJHM
- Publisher : SUNY Press; Reprint edition (May 1 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 2316 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 256 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1438460481
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